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Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam – For seniors in engineering majors.
Exam date is April 13, 2013.
Review Schedule can be found here: http://coen.boisestate.edu/fe-exam/fereview/
Career Fair at Boise State – Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mark your calendar for the annual Career Fair at Boise State!! Feb 20, 9am-3pm in the Jordan Ballroom.
See who’s attending and how to prepare here: http://career.boisestate.edu/events/careerfair/
Make an appointment with Leandra to get your resume prepared now!
Computer Science senior James Kress will present a paper titled “A novel graphical user interface for high-efficacy modeling of human perceptual similarity opinions” at the prestigious SPIE Medical Imaging Conference on 10th February, 2013. The paper is co-authored with Dr. Georgia Tourassi and Dr. Songhua Xu. Georgia Tourassi is the Director of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Center and Sonhua Xu is a Wigner Fellow in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This work came out of a summer internship James did at the lab in the summer of 2012.
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Are you on LinkedIn? Also a great resource for jobs, company contacts, and networking!! www.linkedin.com
College of Engineering Clubs
Engineers Without Borders
This is just a reminder that our first meeting of the semester will be tomorrow, the 7th, at 6:00 pm in MEC 403J. Please come ready to participate in some discussion and do tasks for the club. Let’s make this semester a great one! firstname.lastname@example.org
IEEE - We will have our first club meeting of the semester on Friday, February 15th at 2:30pm in ENGR 314.
- We will be discussing what we have accomplished and what we want to do for this semester.
- Also, David Luke, an engineer from Marvell Semiconductor will join us and share with us some career related information. He’s also looking for students for possible internships and full-time employment opportunity at Marvell, so bring your resume with you.
- As always, free pizza and drinks for everybody!
- Hope to see you there!
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.
SWE is planning two meeting for next week to accommodate different schedules. Meetings will be:
NSF Scholars teaming up with Tau Beta Pi on 2/28 and 3/16 for MindSET
The Boise State Chapter of Tau Beta Pi is looking for volunteers to help with a new program that they are starting here in the Treasure Valley called MindSET. ( http://tbpmindset.org/) MindSET is a national K-12 mathematics & science initiative designed to get more students interested in the STEM disciplines though hands-on learning. Here is a link to their brochure http://www.tbp.org/pages/About/Programs/K12/MindSETBrochure.cfm.
Tim DeWeese is leading the efforts through the Boise State Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society) Chapter. For those of you looking for flexible times to connect with other NSF scholars, while also giving back to the community by promoting STEM, this would be perfect!
Volunteers are needed for two upcoming events:
- Thursday February 28th from 5-8 pm at East Canyon Elementary in Nampa
- Saturday March 16th from 9am-1pm at Heritage Middle School in Meridian
Please contact Tim DeWeese email@example.com if you are interested! Again I will consider your participation in either of these as a makeup activity for those of you that were not able to attend the seminar last night so let me know if you attend and I will confirm with Tim.
Get connected on-campus through student organizations! See list of COEN student organizations http://coen.boisestate.edu/students/student-organizations/
The Math Club is sponsoring a career presentation on Actuarial Science. Jeff Bradley, a Consulting Actuary with Milliman, Inc. in Boise will give an introduction presentation to the actuarial profession. Click here for the flyer
Thursday 7 February 2013
Old Business Building Room 221 (B221)
Mr. Bradley will discuss the following questions:
What is an actuary?
What do actuaries do?
Who do actuaries work for?
How does one become an actuary?
Interested in graduating in four years?
New Freshmen enrolled in Math 170 (or Math 147 in some cases) can sign a Finish in Four Agreement <http://go.boisestate.edu/finish4/>. Meet with Lynn Olson https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUUwd1VVM3lJckpkfGRlZmF1bHR8YTEyOTJlZTQ5ZmNhNjZiZWU5MjE3MmYxMTM2NzgwYTE to
create a Finish in Four Agreement Meet with Diana Garza https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUJRSVdqU1c2a1FlfGRlZmF1bHR8NjYyZTY2Yzc3N2Y3MDczYjVlMTkyOTkyYWU1YjBhOWU to create a Finish in Four Agreement
Tips for Enrollment Success
Lessons learned on how to get the classes you need. Add classes to your Shopping Cart now Don’t wait until your enrollment appointment date Enroll as soon as possible Make sure to look at the pre-requisites and co-requisites Need Help? See your advisor or drop by the Engineering Advising & Outreach Office
It’s not too late to improve your math grade Here are some additional Math Resources http://stem.boisestate.edu/math-tutoring/
Spring 2013 class – Global Citizenship and Social Responsibility
Registration: ENGR 497: Global Citizenship and Global Responsibility: an International Service Learning Experience. Please note: This class WILL be available for the Spring Semester. It is currently not showing on BroncoWeb. It WILL be available for registration in the very near future. Thanks for your patience. If you have questions, please contact Professor Songer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff that participated in STEM Exploration, on February 2
Approximately 5,000 visitors enjoyed hands-on activities, demonstrations, and presentations involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Photos will be posted soon on our website.
(Photos: The Engineering Residential College (ERC) facilitated a catapult design activity. Kids had fun knocking down those red solo cups! Sometimes the most simple design is best.)
MSE Research Experience for Undergraduates at Clemson University
Boise State’s MSE student, Koyuki Fritchman participated in this program during the Summer of 2012. Feel free to contact her for questions email@example.com
We are thrilled to announce that applications are being accepted for our NSF REU program- Interfaces and Surfaces: Exploring and Experiencing Science. This summer, we will host thirteen students from May 27th through August 3rd. Research projects focus on focus on exploring the role of interfaces and surfaces on system response and will be mentored by researchers from Materials Science, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
BioEngineering, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering. The program was developed to help participants have a positive research and social experience, and to encourage them to pursue graduate studies and research
The deadline for submitting applications is February 20th, 2012. Information about our program, application materials can be found at: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/mse-reu
For more information, please have your students contact our program coordinator: Dr. Molly Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tel: (864) 656-5349.
The GREEN Program will enhance your understanding and perspective of the Renewable Energy industry by taking you outside of the classroom, and into the field. Providing you exclusive access into five different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica, you will receive the hands-on knowledge you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students.
GREEN students experience 12 days of education, adventure excursions, and cultural immersion activities during the program.
GREEN goes beyond the program by providing opportunities, internships, jobs, conference events, through the interactive Alumni Network, which continually connects like minded GREEN students, industry professionals, educators, and entrepreneurs.
Get a sneak preview of the program on our website: www.thegreenprogram.com.
To give you a better idea of our initiative, please view our program video at www.thegreenprogram.com and our Program Package.
If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming programs, please submit your application at your earliest convenience since spots are filling up quickly! Once you are accepted, a personal representative will be happy to guide you through the registration steps and answer any questions you may have.
9-Day SPRING BREAK Programs
March 2nd – March 10th (Limited Spots)
March 9th – March 17th (Program Full)
March 16th – March 24th (Program Full)
March 23rd – March 31st (Limited Spots)
Summer 2013 Programs Now Open
12-day programs in May, June, July, August, and September
Global Renewable Energy Education Network
215.834.0891 | www.thegreenprogram.com
“An Educational Breakthrough in a Costa Rican Paradise”
LSAMP Conference at Boise State – March 1-2
This Friday February 8th is the early registration deadline for the 4th Regional LSAMP Conference March 1st and 2nd at Boise State University http://stem.boisestate.edu/lsamp/pacific-northwest-lsamp-annual-conference-2013/. Join the nearly 100 students from Boise State and other major Northwest Universities already registered for the conference on “Diversity Empowering STEM Careers: Strive to Succeed, Explore Opportunities, Reach your Goals”.
Along with great speakers, an Industry Fair and Research Poster Session will be held in the Stueckle Sky Center Friday afternoon overlooking the famous Blue Turf. Registration includes lunch each day, appetizers in the Stueckle Sky Center, and amazing speakers and sessions for no more than $25 (free to students that are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Pacific Islander)
The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Carl B Mack. He is the Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). A motivational speaker, Dr. Mack has spoken on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and ABC’s Good Morning America as well as being recognized as one of Ebony magazine “Top 150 Black Leaders in America”. His keynote address will focus on the importance of diversity in STEM.
Also speaking at the conference will be Dr. Ed Galindo, a faculty member at the University of Idaho, Affiliate faculty member at Idaho State University (Biology Department) and Affiliate faculty member at Utah State University (Physics Department). Dr. Galindo has extensive education and research experience working with Native American students. While serving as chairman of the science department on the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Reservation, he was twice elected as the National Indian Teacher of the Year, awarded by the National Indian School Board Association.
Presentations planned include:
- “Cutting Edge Research” – Dr. Will Hughes (Boise State University),
- “What do you bring to the table?” Importance of self-promotion/networking – Alex Gutierrez (Boise State)
- Curious about Graduate School? – Dr. Alejandro Flores (Boise State),
- “I have my degree, now what?” – Dr. Ed Galindo (U of Idaho)
Early Registration deadline is February 8th!! Registrations after this date will be based on availability. Sign up at https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/lsamp/ Questions? Contact Emily Flores at 426-1701 or email@example.com
Instructional and Performance Technology Gets New Name
After 25 years, the Instructional and Performance Technology (IPT) department in the College of Engineering is changing its name. Beginning in August 2013, the name of the department will be Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL). Read More
ASME Treasure Valley Meeting, February 19, 2013
Topic: NASA’s Mars Curiosity Mission Power Supply
Speaker: Stephen Johnson, Ph.D.
Date: February 19, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street, Room 156, Boise, ID (see directions below, parking is free after 6:00 p.m.)
Please RSVP for this event at: http://asmetv.org/events/mars-science-laboratory/
Stephen Johnson, (Director of Space and Nuclear Systems and Technology) will discuss the Mars Science Laboratory launch, landing and the explorations of the Curiosity rover on Mars. The electricity powering Curiosity’s two-year mission traces back to eastern Idaho and a team at Idaho National Laboratory.
In simple terms, Curiosity runs, in part, on a $100 million nuclear battery developed at the Idaho National Laboratory. The 2-foot-tall, 2-foot in diameter cylinder aboard Curiosity is packed with radioactive isotopes generating heat. That thermal energy is converted into the electricity fueling Curiosity’s wheels, arms and other gadgets, as well as recharging its bank of lithium-ion batteries.
In technical terms, it’s called a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator.
Stephen Johnson, Ph.D., is the Director of Space Nuclear Systems and Technologies Department at Idaho National Laboratory. Specifically he has direct oversight of the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) power system for the new Mars Scientific Laboratory, Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator, and other applications of nuclear energy in space-NASA.
Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Iowa State University. He has worked for the INL, including Argonne National Laboratory-West, since 1991. He has written 62 publications and is a member of the American Chemistry Society and the American Nuclear Society. Outside of work Dr. Johnson enjoys woodworking, hunting, fishing, and antique collection.
Check the Section website www.asmetv.org to stay up to date on the latest plans for our Fall 2012 activities. Specific dates, locations, and times will be available about two weeks advance. All technical presentations and tours are eligible for Professional Development Hours. Student members, prospective members, and guests are always welcome. If you know friends or coworkers who are thinking about joining ASME, bring them too.
Robert L. Peaslee Brazing Scholarship through the AWS Foundation
The Robert L. Peaslee Brazing Scholarship deadline is February 15th for the following fall term. The application is attached.
Awarded to a college junior or senior pursuing a minimum four year bachelors degree, or graduate degree student, in an engineering school program with an emphasis on Brazing Applications. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 in engineering courses. Financial need is not required to qualify. The applicant may be a citizen of the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and be attending an academic institution located within the United States or Canada.
The award is $2,500, and is granted on an annual basis. The application deadline is February 15, for the following fall term. Funding is made available June 1 – May 31.
Graduate Studies in MSE at Florida State University
This message is for students who are interested in graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering. We have a relatively new PhD program in MS&E at Florida State University. Although the program is new, faculty members across campus have been doing research in materials science at FSU for many years, so there is a wide variety of research areas in MS&E at FSU. An advantage for MS&E at FSU is the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is a national laboratory funded by NSF that is located at FSU. It has extensive cutting-edge equipment for materials research. Many of the faculty in MS&E are associated with the maglab.
There are fellowships available for well qualified PhD students.
The website for FSU’s Materials Science and Engineering program, including information about the fellowships and how to apply, is at http://materials.fsu.edu/.
USRA Research Opportunities
Aeronautics, Education & Outreach, Instrumentation, Intern Opportunities, Materials, Planetary Science, Power & Propulsion, Robotics, Spacecraft Design, Systems Engineering
Applications for the 2013 CSNR Summer Fellowship Program are now being accepted.
The Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) invites undergraduate and graduate level students to experience cutting-edge research in nuclear power and propulsion technologies through our Summer Fellowship Program. As a CSNR Summer Fellow, you will work as part of a team of students and with scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to complete a research project of current interest to NASA in potential nuclear technology performance. The Summer Fellows program allows participants to experience a real research environment, to learn from top-notch nuclear scientists, and to preview careers in research.
The roughly 10-week program runs from May 2013 to August 2013. Fellows will receive a weekly stipend to cover living expenses of $500, $600, and $700, for undergraduate, master’s level, and PhD level students, respectively. Assistance with travel expenses to a maximum of $1000 is also included. The CSNR intends to subsidize partial or full housing expenses depending on funding availability. Funding for the Summer Fellowship program has not yet been finalized. The number of students ultimately selected will depend on the final funding level to the CSNR.
Up to fifteen positions are available for the summer of 2013. Of these, five positions will be considered for undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit interested in pursuing a career in the sciences. Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status, or other nonmerit factors. Foreign nationals will be considered, but they must be enrolled in a US-based university.
All online application information should be received by the CSNR no later than March 15, 2013. Notification of selection will be made by March 30, 2013. Successful applicants should be prepared to make a decision regarding the offer to participate within one week of notification.
The 2013 program is composed of the following opportunities:
- Design of a high performance, high-power nuclear reactor for advanced space propulsion. High power electric propulsion offers the potential for rapid transits to Mars and beyond. The team will examine the feasibility and performance of an optically coupled reactor that separates the power conversion system from the reactor. The CSNR continues to pursue the design of low mass power sources for space exploration. Past Fellows projects have examined the use of thermophotovoltaic power conversion. This effort will look at applying the concept to very high power.
- Design of a high power (1 kWe), sub critical, power source. The team will examine the possibility of using sub-critical masses of Americium or Curium to amplify the power output from small radioisotope-based neutron sources.
- Assessment of benefits of an NTR ferry for robotic probes. The tungsten cermet fuel being developed at the CSNR for application in the nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) offers the potential for very high performance. The team will design an advanced concept NTR striving to achieve a thrust-to-weight ratio over 10 and specific impulse of near 1000 s. The team will develop an operational plan and a business case for using a reusable NTR to launch robotic probes from low earth orbit to the outer solar system.
- Design of cubesat missions to the outer planets using RTPV. The CSNR is developing compact, low mass, radioisotope power sources to power small satellites such as cubesats throughout the solar system. The team will conceive and design missions for micro-sats to the outer planets, assess power requirements, and determine platform masses for the missions.
For more information, please go to our webwite: http://csnr.usra.edu
The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Research Internship Program
The NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA) offers paid, year-round (3 sessions), highly competitive research internships for exceptional students to work with Langley engineers and scientists on some of the Nation’s most important, difficult, and challenging problems. The LARSS program emphasizes multi-disciplinary and collaboratively developed solutions to problems in such broad areas as (1) flight, including entry, descent, and landing, in all atmospheres; (2) Earth systems science, including the characterization of all atmospheres; (3) affordable, safe, and sustainable space exploration systems and technology; and (4) materials and structural concepts, analysis, and integration.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university
- Classification as a rising undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student (master’s or doctoral level)
- Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
PROGRAM SESSION DATES
- 2013 Fall Session (15 weeks) Sept. 4 – Dec. 13, 2013
Application Deadline: June 26, 2013
LARSS Program Coordinator
NASA Accepting Applications for Aeronautics Scholarships
WASHINGTON — NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 14, 2013.
NASA expects to award 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to students in an aeronautical engineering program or related field. Undergraduate students who have at least two years of study remaining will receive up to $15,000 per year for two years and the opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend by interning at a NASA research center during the summer.
Graduate students will receive a $35,000 stipend per year and $11,000 for educational expenses for up to three years, with an opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend interning at a NASA research center for
up to two consecutive summers. Graduate students also must apply under a specific research topic to align with NASA’s aeronautics research programs.
Students not committed to a specific academic institution or program still may apply. If accepted, they must be admitted by fall 2013 into an aeronautical engineering program or related field of study at an accredited U.S. university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Scholarship money may be used for tuition and other school-related expenses.
NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate conducts cutting-edge, fundamental and integrated systems research in traditional and emerging disciplines. The intent is to help transform the nation’s air transportation system and support development of future air and space vehicles. The directorate’s goals include improving airspace capacity and flexibility, aviation safety, and aircraft performance, as well as minimizing the environmental footprint of aviation by reducing overall noise, engine emissions and fuel usage.
For details about this scholarship program, a list of available research topics for graduate students, and the application process, visit: http://nasa.asee.org/
For more information about aeronautics research at NASA, visit: http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov
Nebraska’s Summer Program Offers Research Opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields
A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.
Summer 2013 programs include:
- Applied Mathematics
- Bioenergy Systems
- Biomedical Engineering
- Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- Nanomaterials and Nanoscience
- Optics and Laser Physics
- Redox Biology
During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development
activities outside of the laboratory.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due Friday, February 15. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply. See attached flyer.
Please feel free to forward this to your students or to download our flyer to post. If you or your students have questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Director of Graduate Recruitment
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Office of Graduate Studies
(800)742-8800 in the U.S. & Canada; (402)472-2875 International
The Earth Observing Laboratory of the National Center forAtmospheric Research
is seeking applicants for our 2013 Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER). The program is open to undergraduate students enrolled in engineering or engineering-related disciplines at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. However, note that some internship projects may require that the intern be (a) a U.S. citizen; (b) lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 USC1324b(a)(3).
We will be hiring four students for SUPER internships during the summer of 2013, and applications are being accepted now.
Paid Summer Research Internships for Underrepresented Students
Application Deadline February 15, 2013
The CRA-W/CDC Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program matches promising undergraduates with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty member’s home institution.
The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and students from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering. The DREU experience is invaluable for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.
Funding for the student consists of $7000 for the summer (10 weeks), plus relocation travel assistance when appropriate. Additional funds may be available to support student conference travel, either during the summer or afterward, and for outreach activities promoting the DREU.
An on-line Application for students and faculty mentors, more information about DREU, and webpages authored by previous participants are available at: http://parasol.tamu.edu/dreu/
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
Awards Announced: mid-March 2013
For more information about the DREU, consult the DREU webpages http://parasol.tamu.edu/dreu/
or contact the DREU Co-Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for the IEEE Power & Energy Scholarship. Two Boise State
students received the scholarship in 2012! Find all the details here:
NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation – Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Women in Construction (scholarship for men too!!!)
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor awards scholarships to students currently enrolled in a construction related degree program at a school in the United States.
Link to application:
Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United Sates and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors are not eligible. Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field. Applicant must be enrolled full-time. Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards. FUNDING Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500.
ICAPA – Idaho Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association http://www.icapaidaho.org/scholarships.php
To be eligible for the scholarship, all candidates must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a Civil Engineering or Construction Management program. Junior College candidates must be working towards an Associate of Engineering degree in a Civil Engineering program. Junior College candidates must also include a letter of acceptance from any four year Civil Engineering or Construction Management granting institution within the state of Idaho.
All applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours towards their declared degree.
How to Apply
The scholarship application is due by May 31 of the current year and should include the following attachments:
- A fully completed scholarship application form (see below).
- Letter(s) of recommendation.
- An unofficial copy of your college transcript. Finalists may be required to provide an official transcript.
- Two written summaries, each up to one page in length (approx 400 words). The first summary shall address your life experiences and career goals. The second summary shall address your future plans after graduation and how they relate to the concrete industry.
- Past job experience (if any) in the concrete industry. (Please list companies and supervisor information).
- Other associations within the concrete industry (e.g. research work, student affiliates of local and national organizations, etc).
- Letter of acceptance from a four-year Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree granting institution (Junior College applicants only).
Applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee on or before May 1 of the current year. The name(s) of the recipient(s) of the scholarship will be announced by August 15. Scholarships will be awarded jointly to the recipient and the college or university of their choice.
Here is the link. The contact is Andy Phelps. $2000 scholarship. http://www.icapaidaho.org/scholarships.php
HENAAC Scholars Program
To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must be full time college STEM students (or high school seniors attending a college/university in the fall) active in the Hispanic community with an overall grade point average of at least a 3.0. This year’s scholarships will be presented at the 25th Anniversary HENAAC Conference during our Student Leadership Dinner. In addition to their scholarship, recipients will receive financial support to travel and attend the HENAAC Conference where they will meet their scholarship sponsor and be able to participate in a number of rewarding activities. This year’s Conference will take place on October 3-5 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. HENAAC Scholarship Program information will be available on our website beginning on Friday, February 1st. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 30th.
Great Minds in STEM will be once again awarding travel grants to students to attend the 25th Anniversary Conference. We ask that you inform your STEM students about this opportunity to take advantage of all the wonderful networking opportunities such as the Career and Graduate School Fair. Student registration and travel grant information will be available on our website beginning on Tuesday, February 19th. The “early bird” student registration rate is $115. We also award monetary grants through the HENAAC College Bowl and our Technical Papers and Poster Competition. For additional information on how to participate in these programs, please ask your students to visit our website at: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org.
I would like to ask that you encourage any qualifying STEM students that you may know to take advantage of these outstanding opportunities. If additional information is needed on the HENAAC Conference or the HENAAC Scholars Program, I can be reached at (323) 262-0997, extension 300 or email@example.com
News from Dam Safety – www.damsafety.org
Multi-university NSF REUs in photonics – for many majors
If you’re going to be graduating after this summer and have at least a 3.0 GPA, consider applying to two interesting summer research programs. They’re looking for students studying physics, chemistry, optics, material science, or math plus electrical, mechanical, optical, chemical, or material science and engineering students. See the details below:
- Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) REU Summer Program (10 weeks) – Research focus: speeding up the internet and developing energy-saving features for sustainable next-generation optical networks. Projects may involve lasers, atomic force microscopy, spectrometers, a hybrid electrical-optical switch, silicon photonic waveguides, and more. Conduct research either at the Univ. of AZ (Tucson), UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, or Columbia University (New York City). See the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hovs0G1uKU.
- Hooked on Photonics (HoP) Research for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program (10 weeks) whose photonics research is focused on improving solar technology. Conduct research either at the Univ. of AZ (Tucson), Univ. of WA (Seattle), or Georgia Tech (Atlanta). See the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE-3SafGZIo or the Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54565626467#!/pages/Hooked-on-Photonics-REU-program/159926908134
Deadline: February 15
Why: Valuable lab experience, plus a $5,000 stipend in addition to paid housing, one-time round trip travel, and at most sites a GRE prep workshop, a presentation skills workshop, a graduate school preparation workshop, and educational field trips.
To apply: For Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU), apply at http://www.cian-erc.org/iou_students.cfm and for Hooked on Photonics (HoP), apply at www.hookedonphotonics.org
When selecting a site, we don’t typically place students at their homeinstitutions so that you can experience a different research
environment. Please note that we look especially at the personal statements, the reasons students are interested, attention to detail in the statements, and whether students’ interests are a good match for our research projects. We encourage students to look at the project description on our sites and/or the professors’ recent scientific articles to understand what projects they are currently working on in order to select the best match and to explain why they are interested in that research in their applications.
Questions: Email Kimberly Sierra-Cajas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photonics is the science of generating and controlling photons for use in a variety of technological applications, including solar energy,
telecommunications, light-emitting devices, novel computing architectures, and imaging and sensing.
One of the benefits of participating at a summer research program with multi-university research centers like ours is the opportunity to connect with faculty from each of the universities. Several of our past students are now in graduate school working with professors at one of the other universities that were partners of our centers.
For assistance with BroncoJobs, preparing resumes and/or cover letters, or interviewing preparation, including dress code, please contact us at 426-1747.
Boise State University
Academic and Career Services Building
1464 University Drive, Room 111
BRONCO JOBS – find details on the following jobs at http://career.boisestate.edu
Entry level ME position at Power Engineers http://www.powereng.com/power-careers/employment-listings/?job-number=2176
Here’s a great part-time job for CE students
To apply please visit Terracon Careers Website using Application Form. Link to job posting:
Summer Internship Vacancy – Bureau of Reclamation
The following position is being advertised at the Upper Snake Field Office, Burley, Idaho.
Student Trainee (Survey Technician), GS-0899-3/4
- Pathways not-to-exceed (temporary appointment)
- Salary: $24,933 – $27,990 per year / $11.95 – $13.41 per hour
- Moving expenses are NOT authorized.
Announcement Open: 01/28/2013 until 02/19/2013
BR-PN-PWT-SRA-13-064 opened to any U.S. Citizen or national who is a current student meeting the eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program.
Job Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336515200
Intern SSD Applications Engineer at Micron Technology
As an SSD Applications Engineering Intern at Micron, you will assist in supporting evaluation, performance measurement and testing enterprise and client SSDs. This position will involve performance validation test script development, performance characterization or test execution. Other areas of responsibility could include test and firmware failure analysis, bug or solution evaluation, or supporting Applications Engineers in customer qualifications.
Successful candidates for this position will have:
- Good programming skills: C, Python (Preferred).
- Familiarity with Linux. (Preferred)
- Familiarity with Computer Operating Systems
- Ability to analyze problems, diagnose root cause, and apply corrective actions.
- Good communication, documentation, problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.
- Very good English verbal and written skills.
- The ability to work and maintain good relationships with fellow employees.
Minimum of sophomore status in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field.
Applications Engineering Summer Internship, at KLA-Tencor in Meridian, ID
How to Apply: Send your resumes to email@example.com with the subject line “Applications Engineering Summer Internship (Meridian, ID)”.
The candidate will be working with our local field organization in Meridian, Idaho, supporting major customers involved in the manufacture of semiconductors. The candidates responsibilities include Interfacing with the local team, the product division (at company headquarters), and possibly with our customers.
The job will involve working on data analysis projects from our current installed tool base to better understand the customers current uses and needs of our current products. Responsibilities may also include predicting and/or understanding future business opportunities with our customers.
- Currently pursuing a BS or MS degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Related Practical knowledge of Excel and/or JMP, PowerPoint, and simple scripts which analyze data from our tools in meaningful and powerful ways
- Great communication skills
- Previous internship experience
Check us out: www.kla-tencor.com/college
Internships at Clearwater Analytics
Clearwater is looking for several student interns for summer (and potentially continuing in fall). You should have finished at least COMPSCI 342 in order to apply. They do their development in Java.
Clearwater is located in downtown Boise and is a good place where many students go for internships and jobs every year!
Please send your resumes to James Price (Director of Software Development) at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships at Hewlett Packard for juniors and seniors!
This Intern position is in the Future-Smart Firmware LaserJet Application Section within Hewlett-Packard’s LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions Common Firmware Lab. This lab develops embedded FW & SW for all HP Future-Smart based Enterprise & SMB Laserjet & Inkjet printers, multi-function printers, and digital senders. The focus will be a proof of concept of de-coupling a single framework library into a series of component dlls which can be used in tandem to provide a flexible cross platform test environment.
Junior or Senior Level Student in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge in multiple Firmware/Software design tools and languages (C/C++/.NET/C#)
- Object Orientation Design and Analysis
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Testing methodologies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language.
This Intern position is in the Future-Smart Firmware Imaging & Printing and Infrastructure Section within Hewlett-Packard’s LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions Common Firmware Lab. This lab develops embedded FW & SW for all HP Future-Smart based Enterprise & SMB Laserjet & Inkjet printers, multi-function printers, and digital senders. The focus will be automating a Print Device manual engine testing process.
Junior or Senior Level Student in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge in multiple Firmware/Software design tools and languages (C/C++/.NET/C#)
- Object Orientation Design and Analysis
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Testing methodologies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language.
Pavement Management Technician, at ACHD – apply by Feb 13
Applications are now being accepted for a Pavement Management Technician in the Planning & Projects Department. This is a full time position with a starting wage of $12.95 – $14.89 per hour, DOQ.
- The Pavement Management Technician inventories existing roadways to determine types of pavements, length of roads, width of roads; inspects, evaluates, and analysis existing pavement conditions, both from a vehicle and by physical inspection, to determine the pavement condition; and inputs data related to new roadways to include data needed for GASB inventory, IRIS and pavement management layer of GIS.
- The incumbent maintains the inventory of existing roadways in determining types of pavement, length of roads, functional classification, maintenance history, etc. in Street Saver and IRIS; provides maps and interpretation of map data using multiple databases (drainage, mileage, maintenance, etc.); and performs computer database maintenance and maintains files, including roadway condition files, GIS pavement management layer, Maintenance files, etc.
- The incumbent must have a good knowledge of the principles of highway construction and inspection; Construction & Pavement Management practices and procedures; Basic mathematical, engineering and statistical calculations; and Traffic hazards and traffic safety procedures.
- The successful candidate MUST have strong computer skills.
- College or trade school courses in civil engineering, information sciences, or a related program is preferred but not required.
- OR a combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acceptable.
A completed ACHD application is required and must be submitted to HR by 4:30 p.m., February 13, 2013. Applications are available at 3775 N. Adams; Garden City, ID 83714 or visit our website: www.achdidaho.org
INL Internship Program: Providing opportunities for tomorrow’s researchers
We are hoping that you will forward the attached internship brochure to your students and encourage them to apply to internships related to their field of study. For more information on the Idaho National Laboratory you may visit www.inl.gov.
The Idaho National Laboratory offers internships at a variety of levels – undergraduate through post doctoral with valuable work and life experience.
INL internships, like the lab’s research, span a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and support roles.
INL interns also receive extensive training – like resume’ writing and communication strategies – to help improve their “soft skills.” In addition, they can attend lectures that feature world-renowned researchers discussing a broad range of energy topics from nuclear non-proliferation to hybrid energy systems.
Interns participate in lab wide tours to enhance their knowledge of INL, its history and missions. The INL site tours include visits to Experimental Breeder Reactor-1, where nuclear fission generated the world’s first usable amount of electricity, the Advanced Test Reactor, and a 3D research tool known as a computer assisted virtual environment – or CAVE. https://inlportal.inl.gov/portal/server.pt/community/education/679
|“Interns are vital to the laboratory. They are excited to learn about what we do and are our future. Internships help us build collaborations with universities and expose the next generation of scientists and engineers to INL and its research opportunities. While working in academia, it became clear to me that students’ job choices are influenced by interactions that occur during their school years. I strongly encourage managers to pursue hiring interns.”
— Todd Allen,
INL’s deputy laboratory director for Science & Technology
Search for summer research opportunities here!!! http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programs.asp?descriptorhub=SummerResearch_Summer%20Research%20Opportunity Apply now! You can always decline if you get a better offer!
The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) is now seeking applications for the 2013 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (C2B2/NSF REU)!
Apply now: http://c2b2web.org/7JobsUnd_REU.php to spend your summer researching renewable fuels, chemicals, and products in Colorado.
Please see the C2B2/NSF REU
Brochure http://www.c2b2web.org/C2B2-REU-Brochure_2013.pdf for details and visit http://www.C2B2web.org for application requirements.
- Students from all majors are eligible to apply! Applicants should be interested in researching bioenergy.
- Applications from underrepresented students are strongly encouraged.
- U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to receive funding.
- Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the time of participation.
Completed applications must be received as of February 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM.
Questions? E-mail C2B2@colorado.edu<mailto:C2B2@colorado.edu> or call 303-735-2503.
University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado Center for Biorefining & Biofuels (C2B2)
Deadline Approaching for Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program
The deadline is approaching for applications to the 2013 edition of the Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program.
Over the previous five summers, graduate student teams conducted a global survey of lunar landing sites that are suitable for meeting the objectives in the NRC (2007) report “The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon.” A summary of those results was recently published http://www.lpi.usra.edu/nlsi/CLSE-landing-site-study/ .
During the summer of 2013, students will generate a detailed assessment of one or two high-priority landing sites identified in that report.
This summer study will utilize the latest lunar data (e.g., M3, LOLA, LROC), explore potential traverse routes and stations, and identify hurdles that mission architects will need to address.
Additional details about the program and application process can be found at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar_intern/?view=program
The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
Research publications: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/kring/research.shtml
Summer Research Experience for ugrd in Astrobiology and Planetary Science
REU at SETI Institute http://www.seti.org/seti-educators/reu
Astronomy and the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Selection of REU research projects (and the mentors) http://www.seti.org/node/1515
REU Flyer http://www.seti.org/sites/default/files/reu_2013_flyer.pdf
NASA – Student Programs http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/student-programs/